From the New York Times bestselling author of The End of Power comes an edge-of-your-seat political thriller about rival spies, dangerous love, and one of history's most devastating revolutions. Venezuela, 1992. Unknown colonel Hugo Chávez stages an ill-fated coup against a corrupt government, igniting the passions of Venezuela's poor and catapulting the oil-rich country to international attention. For two rival spies hurriedly dispatched to Caracas--one from Washington, DC, and the other from Fidel Castro's Cuba--this is a career-defining mission. Smooth-talking Iván Rincón of Cuba's Intelligence Directorate needs a rebel ally to secure the future of his own country. His job: support Chávez and the revolution by rallying the militants and neutralizing any opposing agents. Meanwhile, the CIA's Cristina Garza will do everything in her power to cut Chávez's influence short. Her priority: stabilize the greatest oil reserves on the planet by ferreting out and eliminating Cuba's principal operative. As Chávez surges to power, Iván and Cristina are caught in the fallout of a toxic political time bomb: an intrepid female reporter and unwitting informant, a drug lord and key architect in Chávez's rise, and personal entanglements between the spies themselves. With everything at stake, the adversaries find themselves at the center of a game of espionage, seduction, murder, and shifting alliances playing out against the precarious backdrop of a nation in free fall. A thrilling fictional story based on unimaginable real-life events.
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Author: Moisés Naím
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Political Science
Moisés Naím’s The Revenge of Power is an urgent, thrilling, and original look at the future of democracy. It illuminates one of the most important battles of our time: the future of freedom and how to contain and defeat the autocrats mushrooming around the world. In his bestselling book The End of Power, Moisés Naím examined power-diluting forces. In The Revenge of Power, Naím turns to the trends, conditions, technologies and behaviors that are contributing to the concentration of power, and to the clash between those forces that weaken power and those that strengthen it. He concentrates on the three “P”s—populism, polarization, and post-truths. All of which are as old as time, but are combined by today’s autocrats to undermine democratic life in new and frightening ways. Power has not changed. But the way people go about gaining it and using it has been transformed. The Revenge of Power is packed with alluring characters, riveting stories about power grabs and loses, and vivid examples of the tricks and tactics used by autocrats to counter the forces that are weakening their power. It connects the dots between global events and political tactics that, when taken together, show a profound and often stealthy transformation in power and politics worldwide. Using the best available data and insights taken from recent research in the social sciences, Naím reveals how, on close examination, the same set of strategies to consolidate power pop up again and again in places with vastly different political, economic, and social circumstances, and offers insights about what can be done to ensure that freedom and democracy prevail. The outcomes of these battles for power will determine if our future will be more autocratic or more democratic. Naím addresses the questions at the heart of the matter: Why is power concentrating in some places while in others it is fragmenting and degrading? And the big question: What is the future of freedom?
The numerous dispatches sent to the authorities in Spain by the captaingeneral of Caracas reflect the fright which he had been ... He indicated the measures which he had taken for the purpose of defeating Miranda ; two spies , Pondo and ...
Blake always denied that his betrayal of Western spies led to the execution of over 400 individuals, and said that he was told ... 9; Stafford, David, Spies Beneath Berlin (London: John Murray, ... for two years in Caracas, Venezuela.
Author: Richard Trahair
Publisher: Enigma Books
The only comprehensive and up-to-date book of its kind with the latest information.
News also comes from San Carlos that two spies are in this vicinity, and that efforts are being made to hunt them down. ... were not spoken until Ronie and Jack had regained their saddles, and were heading their horses toward Caracas.
A Narrative Encyclopedia of Dirty Deeds and Double Dealing from Biblical Times to Today Jay Robert Nash. There was little or no suspicion at the CIA regarding Ames new - found wealth . The Agency for years employed wealthy people or ...
Author: Jay Robert Nash
Publisher: M Evans & Company
Cloaks, daggars, and skeletons in the closet! Read the secrets of real secret agents.
Author: United States. President (1901-1909 : Roosevelt)Publish On: 1905
Please examine him about Mr. Loomis and his two spies , Dolge and Jaurett , and about the asphalt company . ... In 1900 and 1901 I was living in Caracas , in Venezuela . While there I became acquainted with Mr. Henry Willard Bean ...
Author: United States. President (1901-1909 : Roosevelt)
Category: Conflict of interests
Action of the President approving the findings of the secretary of war in respect to the charges of Mr. Bowen against Mr. Loomis; and the action of the President on the countercharges of Mr. Loomis against Mr. Bowen. Findings of the secretary of war, temporarily designated to act in the absence of the secretary of state, on the charges of Mr. Bowen against Mr. Loomis. Evidence on charges and countercharges.
The Two Spies . ... Mr. Curtis tells us in dfferent chapters all about agriculture and society in Caracas , and the characteristics of the people , and religion and news . papers and many other matters which are of more or less ...
The Two Spies . ... This volume has a life sketch of both men , written in Mr. Lossing's cursive style and with no new information . ... Mr. Curtis tells us in dfferent chapters all about agriculture and society in Caracas ...